Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Other congenital malformations of ear (Q17)

The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific ICD-10 diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

  • Q17.0 - Accessory auricle
  • Q17.1 - Macrotia
  • Q17.2 - Microtia
  • Q17.3 - Other misshapen ear
  • Q17.4 - Misplaced ear
  • Q17.5 - Prominent ear
  • Q17.8 - Other specified congenital malformations of ear
  • Q17.9 - Congenital malformation of ear, unspecified